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Jack: Lameness
Owners: Art & Lori Parker, Team Ropers

Cabazon, CA

Jack would come up lame after we would rope. It was difficult to determine where the lameness was because he would point different feet. In addition to his lameness, his coat was thick and curly from the fetlock to the coronary band. I took him to my veterinarian and after several tests, we were unable to pinpoint the problem.

Jack suffered mysterious lameness
Jack is on the left, behind the calf

Steve and Denise Strand gave us a gift certificate for an Acuscope evaluation. Jack's readings on all four feet read 000. This meant he had lots of resistance and pain in those areas. Nancy treated him for 13 days. When he came home, she told me to start trotting him out a little each day. I told her if I did, he would be lame again. She assured me this would not happen.

One day, we went for a trail ride and Jack walked so slow, I couldn't believe it. I called Nancy and told her that Jack was usually at the front on a trail ride. She said that was because he had been in pain and wanted to go home. Now he felt good and was in no big hurry. I continued to trot Jack out as Nancy requested. At my next team roping event, Jack did great! We won first place, a new saddle and money! And the best part was that Jack did not point his feet. And his coat, from the fetlocks down, grew straight.

This article and all accompanying illustrations are kindly provided by Nancy Hall of:
Equine Wellness
To learn more about electro-acuscope therapy please click here
Please contact Nancy to find a certified Electro-Acuscope therapist near you.
Nancy Hall email:
Certified Equine Therapist
Beaumont, California (909) 769-3774

A member of Acuscope Therapists of America

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